Cate

Cate Hawthorne Cate Hawthorne is a high energy person who loves sharing her passion for learning and the outdoors with others. Cate has several K-12 teaching credentials and a masters degree in education. After 13 years working in public schools, Cate moved from the classroom to the water. Kayaking is one of her many outdoor adventure pursuits on the Mendocino Coast. Cate is also an avid mountain biker, birder, and wild mushroom connoisseur.

Web Site: http://www.blogger.com/profile/04839882738486589236


A Photo from the Canyon

May 5, 2012
A Photo from the Canyon

Back from paddling the Grand Canyon.  It was AWESOME!!!  I loved the BIG, FUN, WHITEWATER!!!We haven't sorted through all of our photos and videos from the trip but here is one that a hiker took while we were running Granite. Photo by Mike Wa...

Pinch Me

Apr 6, 2012
Pinch Me

Pinch Me!  I must be dreaming.Next week, I am going hereAnd going to be paddling thisAnd living like thisExploring places like thisWith this guy

Another Weekend on the Humbolt Coast

Apr 2, 2012
Another Weekend on the Humbolt Coast

Three weeks ago, Jeff and I journeyed north to teach rock gardening classes in Trinidad, CA and to share our Eel River Paddle to the Sea trip with our friends in the Explore North Coast kayak club.This weekend, I was journeying back to the Redwood Coas...

Facebook

Mar 27, 2012

Greeting readers of my Woman on Water Blog,I have launched my Woman on Water Facebook page. This is the page where I will post blog posts, photos, thoughts, ideas, and resources regarding women on water.I am still developing the page and what I will b...

Fresh Water

Mar 20, 2012
Fresh Water

I didn't go to Santa Cruz this weekend to cheer for Jeff and other friends in the Santa Cruz Paddlefest. I stayed home, monitored the river flows, and conspired with my "foul-weather" friends to go whitewater boating.I did miss getting to watch Jeff a...

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Mar 14, 2012
Should I Stay or Should I Go?

We are just back from a fantastic weekend in Humboldt County - teaching rock gardening in Trinidad in whitewater and sea kayaks, presenting our 169 mile Eel River Trip, and spending time with our North Coast friends.We were planning to return home from...

Tearing It UP!

Feb 23, 2012
Tearing It UP!

I missed the Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium again this year but was stoked to host several coaches and friends afterward for some rock gardening and surfing on the Mendocino Coast.After event paddles are a great way for coaches to unwind and play. Br...

Noyo

Feb 18, 2012
Noyo

I was recently asked what does one see on the Noyo and instantly slipped into a dream-like state.The character of the Noyo is quite unique. Located in Fort Bragg, California, it is a harbor, estuary, and river with a variety of ecosystems that include...

Black Trumpets, Hedgehogs and Yellow Feet

Feb 9, 2012
Black Trumpets, Hedgehogs and Yellow Feet

Black Trumpets, Hedgehogs, and Yellow Feet - Sounds like a Dr. Seuss tale. We should probably call it Cate in Wonderland.We have been having a phenomenal stretch of weather on the Mendocino Coast. Many of us are a bit concerned at the lack of rain, ...

Write to Save Russian Gulch State Park from Closure

Jan 31, 2012
Write to Save Russian Gulch State Park from Closure

Russian Gulch State Park is one of the 70 California state parks slated for closure in July 2012. Those that have visited Russian Gulch know what a gem it is. Those that have not, should make plans to do so. Russian Gulch's hiking trails lead int...

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